What size arm guards should I get?Updated 10 months ago
Forearm guard fitting is very subjective. For example a smaller athlete at 5’6”/167cm may prefer the large guard that fits under the gloves and sticks out of the elbow a little more. Compared to a different 6’2’’/188cm athlete that may prefer something more minimal in a size small. So we recommend that you take a measuring tape, measure the desired coverage area in length, and compare it to the guard length in the product’s description. A couple things to take into consideration:
- Do your elbows bruise easily? Make sure to measure with your arm extended and measure passed the elbow towards the edge of the tricep.
- Don’t wear Slytech Gloves/Mitts? Our race gloves and mitts come with a specialized flange that ergonomically fits with our guards, allowing your wrists to move more freely. If you wear a different brand, make sure to measure with your wrist cocked up, and start to measure about 1”/2.5cm up from the crease.